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  • Fossil research shows woodlice cousins roamed Ireland 360 million years ago

    16 Jun 2021
    Fossil research shows woodlice cousins roamed Ireland 360 million years ago

    The old cousins of the common woodlice were crawling on Irish land as long as 360 million years ago, according to new analysis of a fossil found in Kilkenny.

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  • Alarming decline of marine sponges in Cork lake shows improvement

    14 Jun 2021
    Alarming decline of marine sponges in Cork lake shows improvement

    New research reveals that the alarming disappearance of marine sponges from one of Ireland’s incredible nature reserves, maybe being reversed.

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  • Q&A with UCC Writer in Residence Eimear Ryan

    14 Jun 2021
    Q&A with UCC Writer in Residence Eimear Ryan

    With her debut novel, Holding Her Breath, due for release this week, we spoke to the Arts Council/University College Cork Writer in Residence for 2021, Eimear Ryan, about her career, her writing inspirations, and her advice for emerging artists.  

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  • UCC and Sport Ireland launch worldwide search for ideas to get people active

    09 Jun 2021
    UCC and Sport Ireland launch worldwide search for ideas to get people active

    A worldwide search for ambitious, innovative ideas to get people physically active is to be launched by University College Cork, in association with Sport Ireland and with UNESCO patronage - with up to €10,000 going to the best concepts.

    The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity is now open for registration, as part of a bid to engage more people in sport and physical activity following a year of lockdown and restrictions that have seen participation levels plummet. The challenge will run from June 21st-June 27th .

    The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity has Development Grants of up to €10,000 for the winning teams, and mentors and partner organisations ready to help turn the best ideas into real campaigns and initiatives.

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  • 'Revolutionary' new platform launched by UCC Alumni and Development

    20 May 2021
    'Revolutionary' new platform launched by UCC Alumni and Development

    UCC Alumni and Development has announced the launch of an exciting interactive marketing campaign for the university’s new alumni engagement platform, UCC Alumni Online.

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  • UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

    13 May 2021
    UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

    A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid causative virus. The study includes a very high resolution microscopic study that reveals new information about the synthesis of proteins in general.

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  • UCC academic appointed chair of one of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees

    14 May 2021
    UCC academic appointed chair of one of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees

    A University College Cork academic has been appointed chair of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD) by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

    Professor Barry O’Sullivan of UCC’s School of Computer Science & IT will chair a committee responsible for reviewing the ethics underpinning research proposals in the field of medical devices, with the aim of providing single national ethics opinions that are respected nationally. As such, NRECs will play a key role in protecting the safety, dignity and well-being of health research participants in Ireland.

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  • UCC marks execution centenary

    17 May 2021
    UCC marks execution centenary

    At the weekend, University College Cork commemorated the 13 Irish Republican Army Volunteers executed by the British government on different dates in 1921 and buried within the walls of Cork Men’s Gaol, which was later to be become part of the UCC campus. 

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  • UCC joins global fund to support next generation of Irish companies

    12 May 2021
    UCC joins global fund to support next generation of Irish companies

    €80M investment fund for next generation of global companies emanating from Ireland’s Universities cornerstoned by research and innovation UCC, TCD and UCD 

     

    University College Cork, UCC today confirmed its involvement in the Atlantic Bridge University Fund II, the second university focused venture fund managed by Atlantic Bridge with a remit to invest in new companies emanating from University research. The fund aims to drive scaling and commercialising of these companies to lead the next generation of Irish deep tech companies with global growth potential

    Atlantic Bridge University Fund II - 2021 follows on the path of the pioneering Atlantic Bridge University Fund I - 2016 which has invested in over 30 deep tech companies which have raised over €200m in co-investment to date.  Following this trajectory, both funds have the potential to attract up €500m euros of investment into high growth companies. 

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  • UCC’s Indian Alumni community launch appeal

    11 May 2021
    UCC’s Indian Alumni community launch appeal

    As India grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Alumni Community at University College Cork (UCC) is seeking to raise funds for both medical equipment and to support families in desperate need. 

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